Bastille Day (2016)

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James Watkins directs Idris Elba, Richard Madden and Charlotte Le Bon in this watered down, Paris set retread of Die Hard With a Vengeance.

A film that opens with an attractive and bare Billy bollocked naked young lady walking brazenly down the Sacre Couer and ends with our Idris singing a theme song a la Dennis Waterman. If both those things pique your interest then the unambitious action and script will passably kill 90 minutes for you. You can’t help but feel the likeable cast, Idris in particular, are a bit better than this undemanding standard Euro co-production rumble. A great presence coasting about in Jason Statham’s hand me down. Actually that doesn’t really sound as middling as it all truly is.

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